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Sep 29, 2010 4:30am PDT
joining us. i'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleared and the area around it. but found no bombs. a train station earlier in the week was also clear
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Sep 8, 2010 4:30am PDT
continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: but the government is still holding out hope that between now and saturday, americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy before. he left a church in germany after allegations he was mishandling money. back to you. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you. >>> a thai airways jet is safely on the ground this morning in los angeles. a bomb threat was found on board. flight 794 from lang cob carrying 189 people landed last night. it was taken to a remote part of los angeles international airport. the airline says the bomb threat written in flawed english was found taped to a bathroom mirror. the fbi says no evidence of an explosive device was found and there have no been arrests. >>> also in los angeles, 22 people were arrested during a second straight night of protests against a police shooting. demonstrators were protesting s
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 4:30am PDT
morning, everybody.ñbp &hc& thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. jjrÑi the atlantic coast slammed by a two-pronged, flood producing storm system, headed north after dumping rain on florida, cuba and jamaica. in north carolina flood watches are in effect and a state of emergency has been declared. >> it washes all sorts of nasty stuff off o the land, oil and greece from cars, animal waste, even things that are directly related to flooding like overflowing sewers or failing septic tanks, all those contaminants and bacteria are in that water. >> the drenching rain is, in part, a result of one storm system interacting with the remains of what was tropical storm nicole. >>> late wednesday, congress Ñi passed a temporary budget bill that will keep the government running through early december. with that taken care of lawmakers can head home and campaign for the midterm elections. tara mergener is in washington with much more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. well, despite the politicalxd written gelling and unfinished business, congress is now adjourned, now
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Sep 22, 2010 4:30am PDT
to you. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you so much. >>> and american war hero finally publicly honored for his courage more than 40 years after his death. at the white house yesterday president obama presented the medal of honor of the sons air force chief master srst richard etchberger. he died saving the lives of three wounded comrades when soldiers overran a top-secret u.s. radar station in laos. >>> coming up, an 11-year-old babysitter is charged with murder. plus, city officials are arrested in a salary scandal in bell, california. first, a preview of the cbs evening news. >>> as questions about the quality of what we eat continue, we'll look at a food safety system full of gaps and redundancies. why haven't the problems that led to the salmonella outbreak been fixed? we'll investigate tonight, only on the "cbs evening news." [ female announcer ] stay once... stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. i love my grandma. i love you
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Sep 7, 2010 4:30am PDT
. >> i got my dogs, all the stuff in my room. >> reporter: people who live in the area are used to wildfires, but say this is something they've never seen before. >> the people, the houses, the pets, all the wildlife. it's devastating. >> reporter: the cause is not yet known. sandra hughes, cbs news. >>> this morning tropical storm hermine is pounding south texas with heavy rains. it could cause life threatening flooding. hermine crossed in to south texas this morning northwest of brownsville. up to a foot of rain is possible in some areas. hermine came ashore late monday in northwest mexico. more than 3,000 people were forced to evacuate. schools in brownsville are closed today. >>> plans by a church here in america to burn copies of the koran have triggered a warning from the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. the reverend terry jones, pastor of an evangelical church in gainesville, florida. the church describes islam as an evil religion and plans to burn copies of islam's holiest book. >> on september the 11th, we are going to have an international burn a koran day because this
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am PDT
its use. in gas-rich shale deposits in eastern states. some experts say chemicals used in the process can poison drinking water. as armen keteyian reports this morning, hundreds turned out for a federal hearing yesterday in western new york. >> reporter: the epa in binghamton has become a battleground over fracking, a method of natural gas extraction that has high rewards for energy companies and local economies. >> drilling is safe. >> reporter: and some say higher risks for communities. what's driving the drilling rush here and across the country are advances in hydraulic fracturing or hydro fracking, a process whereby millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are blasted deep underground, forcing cracks in the shale. freeing natural gas for collection. it is at the surface where problems have been reported. like blowouts, and spills into ground water. and it's depicted in the hbo documentary "gas land," ignition at the kitchen sink. >> whoa. >> there's no such thing as zero impact drilling. >> reporter: binghamton new york sits at the northern end of the marcellus sh
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 4:35am PDT
don't have a ferrari? we all have ferraris. >> i used to. >> you gave it up. >> yes. >> ashley, thank you, joining us live in new york. >>> now to the middle east peace talks. it took nearly two years to bring them back together but thursday's face-to-face meeting in washington between the leaders of israel and palestinians went as well as anyone could have hoped. they agreed to meet again in two weeks. whit johnson has more. >> reporter: middle east peace envoy george mitchell told reporters israelis and palestinians made progress in their first day of talks. >> they will work to create an atmosphere of trust that will be conducive to reaching a final agreement. >> reporter: mitchell sat in as secretary of state hillary clinton moderated a fresh round of face-to-face discussions between israeli prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president muhammahmoud abbas. >> you are the leaders who can make this long, cherished dream a reality. >> reporter: both leaders hope they can create two separate states. they've agreed to meet again in the middle east. but the two are still far apart
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 4:30am PDT
sioux falls, which saw its worst flooding in nearly 20 years. here, folks are used to the big sioux river rising after heavy rain but not like this. >> what went through my head, boy, i better get all my stuff. >> reporter: in western wisconsin, too, sunday was a day for rummaging through water-logged homes and belongings. troy lives in the hard-hit town of arcadia. >> phone calls from friends letting me know flooding was occurring in arcadia. i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: wet fields will keep farmers from what they hoped would be an early harvest. even after these parts dry out, the flood threat continues. this high water will swell the mississippi river and could threaten iowa in early october. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. >>> a military tribunal will be held in the case of an american soldier charged in the grisly murders of civilians in afghanistan. the 22-year-old army specialist jeremy morelock is charged with the premeditated murders of three civilians and photographing his alleged victims. he is one of 12 soldiers charged with similar crimes. tod
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am PDT
bruno were without power. jeff smith with p-g-and-e joins us live by phone now to give us an update. good morning jeff. thank you jeff smith with pg & e. san bruno city manager connie jackson says the most immediate task, is trying to account for all the people who lived in the neighborhood. "the city organization is fully mobilized to assist residents. our primary concern at this point is identifying and locating all of the residents of the affected area." the city is urging people whose homes are in the fire area, to register by calling this number... 650-616- 7180. the city wants to account for as many people as possible, as the search for more victims begins today. again, the number to call is 650-616-7180. cbs five photo journalist don ford was able to get near the spot where the fire started. he says it was a chaotic scene. "power lines are all down. thee's glass and dirt in the street. close to the epicenter where this main ruptured, the the the energy was so intense that the street has been reduced to nothing but a dirt path now. it's still wide, but there s nothing left at
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
, september 16th, 2010. good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. we begin with the upcoming midterm elections, a new cbs news/"new york times" poll shows voter frustration running high, neither party escapes criticism and the president is taking plenty of heat. the number one issue among voters, the economy. a record number of american voters want new blood in congress. 55% say it's time for their representative to go. voters are frustrated with both parties. 58% disapprove of the democrats. 68% disapprove of the republicans. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. midterms, believe it or not, are now just seven weeks away and both parties are under growing pressure to prove they can fix the economy. with bitter midterm battles looming, president obama is taking a fresh shot at republicans. >> we don't have time for any more games. i understand there's an election coming up. >> reporter: wednesday, he accused the party of blocking his plan to extend all bush-era tax cuts for families making less tha
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 4:30am PDT
by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am PDT
morning, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesse
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 4:30am PDT
made by israelis and palestinians, but each of us has responsibility to do our part as well. >> reporter: president obama said u.s.-led negotiations can produce results if the international community sets aside decades of division and pessimism. >> when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations, an independent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> reporter: the hall welcomed those words with applause. though israel's seats empty because of a jewish holiday. during his second speech to the u.n. general assembly, president obama was able to highlight progress on other weighty global issues. working with other nations, the president said the u.s. is waging a more effective war against terrorism and securing nuclear weapons telling iran it must obey international law. >> the iranian government must demonstrate a clear and credible commitment and confirm to the world the peaceful intent of its nuclear program. >> reporter: the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad pushed back saying no nation
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 4:30am PDT
us borrow $700 billion over the next ten years to give a tax cut of about $100,000 each to folks who are already millionaires. >> reporter: republicans say that's not the case. taxes would go up for many people who make much less. house minority leader john boehner announced their plan wednesday. they want to freeze all tax cuts for two years and cut government spending back to where it was during 2008. the president brushed that aside and called on congress to let tax cuts expire at the end of the year for the nation's wealthiest people but he said they'd stay the same for taxpayers who earn less than $200,000. >> this isn't to punish folks who are better off. god bless them. it's because we can't afford the $700 billion price tag. >> reporter: gop leaders argue the country can't afford to raise anyone's taxes in the middle of a recession. wednesday's announcement during the white house's week-long focus on the economy. the president proposed new tax breaks for businesses to spur hiring and new funding for roads and railways. this battle of economic plans is unlikely to end soon. la
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 4:30am PDT
joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with hurricane earl, which is expected to strike the north carolina coast later today. president obama has declared a state of emergency and folks on hatteras island have been ordered to evacuate. earl is a large and powerful category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. after earl strikes north carolina, it is expected to move north but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from bogue inlet, north carolina, to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from cape henlopen, delaware, and also includes martha's vineyard. karen brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those mandatory evacuation orders for known nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a littl
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am PDT
expected to use today's u.n. speech to remind the world and americans how far his administration has come. in front of nearly 200 global leaders, he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mid east peace talks after more than two years. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he's going to try to keep the world on board to make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the non-proliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk about his administration's achievements. he will also likely expand on the wider goals of his administration. >> put simply, the united states is changing the way we do business. >> reporter: at a u.n. anti-poverty summit wednesday, the president unveiled new rules for foreign aid. he vowed to help poorer nations help themselves, rather than just spending money on short-term relief. >> now, let me be clear. the united states of america has bee
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 4:30am PDT
with active naturals wheat smooths damaged cuticles for 75% more shine in one use. real shine, for real life. yours. [ female announcer ] new aveeno nourish plus shine. >>> the iowa egg farm at the center of the massive recall may have known for two years that its eggs were testing positive for salmonella. congressional investigators say they received more than 400 test results and showed the presence of salmonella since 2008. the company had no comment but the owner is scheduled to testify before congress next week. >>> federal health scientists consider today whether to pull a once popular diet drug off the market. meridia was found to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with underlying heart disease. the editors of "the new england journal of medicine" wrote since meridia has, quote a worry some cardiovascular risk profile it is difficult to discern a rational for keeping meridia on the market. meridia is already banned in europe. the maker says it is safe for people who do not have heart disease. >>> scientists have mapped the genome of chocolate completing t
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am PDT
us wacky, they call us wing-nuts e. we call us we the people. >> reporter: the veteran republican strategist says this type of controversy could torpedo her chances in november. >> no matter how strong the tea party is or how much they are in the mood for change, at the end of the day, people in delaware, a small state, are going to focus on her, her past statements, what she's saying now, and this is not a good start. >> reporter: moderate republicans worry her behavior and baggage have cost the party any chance of taking the delaware seat. but, beyond o'donnell, the tea party's low taxes, small government message resonates and warns the republican conservative establishment better pay attention. >>> after a tense hunt 13 missing members of a religious group in southern california have been found. they apparently said they were preparing for the end of the world. their loved ones feared the worst. manuel gal lays go reports. >> reporter: the frantic search for missing members of a fringe religious group ended at a park in los angeles county. >> they were found in this area right
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 4:30am PDT
>>> blown away. a violent storm wreaks havoc as it sweeps through new york city. >>> use hoax, a washington state woman admits wounds in an acid attack were self-inflicted. >>> palin power. the former alaska governor heads to iowa today in what may be the first step towards a run for the white house. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 17th, 2010. good morning on this friday. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. in new york, folks are preparing for a rough commute. a violent and fast-moving storm tore through the city. at least one person was killed, commuter trains were knocked out, and roads were blocked by downed trees. hurricane-force winds were recorded, and today the national weather service will determine if a tornado touched down. packing winds near 100 miles per hour, the storm sliced through the city in just minutes. tearing trees from the ground, ripping bricks from buildings, and knocking out power to tens of thousands. >> my used-to-be car is now a convertible. i've seen bad winds. this, they said there was a tornado warning. i thi
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 4:30am PDT
will certainly be following. mandy clark in kabul for us. thank you. >>> later today the senate is expected to vote on whether to repeal don't ask, don't tell. the house has already passed a bill repealing the policy regarding gays in the military. tara mergener joins us with more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. today's vote could be a close one. in any case, supporters call it a critical moment for gay rights. the senate today could move one step closer to repealing the military's don't ask, don't tell policy, a law that bans gays from serving openly. leading democrats need 60 votes to push it through and all eyes are on a handful of lawmakers who could cast the deciding vote. >> don't ask, don't tell is wrong. >> reporter: in maine monday, pop sensation lady gaga ditched her trademark outrageous look for a black suit. she urged republican senators olympia snowe and susan collins to break with the gop and support the bill >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hate the gay soldier? >> reporter: she even h
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am PDT
1, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate ocracoke island this morning. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, to the virginia border. but it is still too close to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to 8 inches of rain. >> i've never scene waves like this. >> reporter: in st. croix heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore boats from their docks. in st. kitts, heavy surf ran this coast guard boat aground. high winds d
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 4:30am PDT
if his actions will be anything but continued support for the failed policies that got us into this mess. recent polls show the majority of americans support letting tax cuts for the wealthy expire. the issue tops the list of concerns for one group that could play a major role in november's midterm elections. tens of thousands of tea party activists hit the streets across the country sunday. the group is counting on its members to turn out in large numbers come november. >> this is a rebellion like i've never seen. i've never seen the american people more engaged in their government. >> reporter: republicans argue raising taxes on the rich would only hurt the economy. but, the obama administration insists it has no choice. >> what we cannot afford to do is pass $700 billion additional in tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. >> reporter: the debate could hit the house floor later this month. democrats have a full plate of bills they'd like to consider related to the economy but are not expected to score any big wins before hitting the campaign trail next month. back to you. th
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